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Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Recently, President Temer has been spending 95 percent of this time finding ways to convince members of Congress not to allow the STF to try him for corruption. One of these...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIO, BRAZIL – In a surprising move, the Independent League of Samba Schools (LIESA) announced on Wednesday night that if the League is unable to receive subsidies from the city of Rio...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Marcello Crivella took office as Mayor of Rio around eighteen months ago. One of his first official acts (actually an omission) was to leave Rio during Carnival 2017. As one might...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival lovers are in an uproar this week after Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Marcelo Crivella, announced his administration is debating cutting half of the subsidies given to Rio’s famous...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Those who missed out on buying tickets when they were first released now have a second chance to watch the city’s finest samba schools perform in the Sambódromo. Following an...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Months before Carnival celebrations will take over Rio de Janeiro and the city's famous samba schools will parade in the Sambódromo, Liga Independente das Escolas de Samba /Liesa (Independent...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The heart of Carnival in Rio is the famous parade of the city’s best samba schools at the Sambódromo, which this year will take place on February 15th and...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the official start of Carnival two months away, six samba schools entered the famed Sambódromo on Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st to begin rehearsals for the...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the 2015 Rio Carnival more than four months away (official dates are February 13 - 18th), organizers recently started the sales process for seating during the internationally renowned...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carnival remains the biggest annual festival in Brazil, but in Rio's Sambódromo what at first glance may appear to be solely a lavish and colorful parade, is also a serious...
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